About Marlisa 2017-02-08T11:33:05+00:00

Marlisa Brown's pictureMarlisa Brown, MS RD CDE CDN

Marlisa has 30+ years’ experience in the culinary arts and 22 years experience in  nutrition, medical care, chronic disease, sports nutrition and direct patient care.  She is an expert in nutrition, food trends and intolerances, foodservice, healthcare and marketing.  An award winning Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator Marlisa provides creative marketing solutions.

Marlisa Has:

  • Given hundreds of presentations
  • Developed multi-million dollar consumer health and infomercial products.
  • Worked with medical professionals on better ways to offer nutrition programs to the public.
  • Consulted with over 18,000 patients.
  • Written books on gluten-free diets, food allergies, food intolerances, heart disease and diabetes.
  • Worked with Fortune 500 companies developing health programs.
  • Developed corporate wellness programs to lower healthcare costs and improve productivity.
  • Worked with top foodservice companies and chefs developing programs and promotions which targeted healthcare trends.
  • Developed and hosted cooking shows on heart disease and diabetes.
  • Worked with major sports teams including the NY Jets.
  • REGISTERED DIETITIAN
  • CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATOR
  • AUTHOR
  • CHEF
  • PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER
  • MARKETING EXPERT
  • marlisa-speaks-on-stage2 parts creativity and experience  
  • 2 parts education
  • 1 part entertainment
  • 1 part humor
  • 1 part moxie

Mix together with a dynamic group of people from organizations looking to target and promote healthful products, programs and services…

=a perfect combo, inspired, ignited and ready to take action.

Marlisa with Richard Simmons

Marlisa works with organizations who are looking to target and promote healthful products, programs and services.

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Marlisa is president of Total Wellness Inc., for more than 20 years working with more than 18,000 clients specializing in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, weight loss, gastrointestinal disorders, celiac disease, medical nutrition therapies personal development, nutrition/culinary programs, corporate wellness and more.

Over the past 22 years Marlisa has given hundreds of presentations and some of her clients include the NY Jets, The Kennedy Space Center, Pratt and Whitney, Honeywell, Hofstra & Adelphi Universities Lilco, Guardian Life, Brookhaven National Labs, Goldman Sachs, Guardian Life, Tiffany, Dean Witter Reynolds, Pall Corp, Bank of New York, Sony, Liz Claiborne, and Ethicon and more.  In addition Marlisa worked at the corporate office of Lackmann Culinary Services as their Wellness Coordinator for over a ten year period.

Marlisa has made numerous television appearances including Fox 5, Fios, CNN,  5 years on “International Healthy Cooking” for The American Heart Association where Marlisa wrote and appeared on every show and she has recently piloted a diabetes cooking show on foodytv “Defeating Diabetes in Your Kitchen”, in addition she has been a member of the dLife TV Professional Council.

Marlisa-Brown-headshotMarlisa has a bachelor’s degree in marketing 1982 and a graduate degree in nutrition 1994 from C.W. Post/Long Island University, and she has also studied at the Culinary Institute of America.

Marlisa is author of “Gluten-Free Hassle Free”, “The Gluten-Free Hassle-Free Cookbook” and “Easy, Gluten-Free” and has a new book “Marketing is Like Fishing” due to release in November 2016.  In addition she has contributed to many publications includingSalute, Scholastic, Shape, Food Service Management, Newsday, Parenting Magazine, Weight Training for Dummies, and Sports Nutrition Medicine and Rehabilitation .  She has also written and contributed to many programs including, Richard Simmons’  Food Mover Program, cookbooks, recipe cards and web site, Kathy Smiths’ Project You II for Diabetes, Jorge Cruises’ The 3-Hour Diet Cookbook, and Leslie Sansones Walk Away the Pounds, (green,yellow,and red meal plan).

Marlisa has served as an officer on many boards including the nutrition chair for the International Association of Culinary Professionals, BOD member of The Gluten Intolerance Group of Long Island and past president, media representative, and public relations chair of the New York State Dietetic Association.  Marlisa is a recipient of the 2011 Diabetes Educator of the Year from the DCE of The American Dietetic Association,  The Emerging Dietetic Leader Award from the American Dietetic Association, Dietitian of the year from The Long Island Dietetic Association, Best Nutritionist Long Island from the L.I Press, and the Community Service Award from C.W. Post/Long Island University.